PSA: Port Coquitlam Reintroduces Drop-In Activities Today
For the first time in a year, drop-in visits are permitted as of today for swimming, weight room and youth programs in Port Coquitlam.
City services are slowly and steadily returning to normal, based on Step 3 of B.C.’s Restart Plan, with the return Aug. 3 of drop-in visits at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (PCCC) weight room, and a mix of pre-registration and drop-ins for swimming and youth programs. The City introduced pre-registered drop-ins last summer to comply with COVID-19 protocols at the time.
The PCCC weight room is now open for drop-ins Mondays to Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m., Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Weight room users must have an account to pay for their drop-in admission or purchase a pass.
A hybrid model also kicks off Aug. 3 for swimming at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, Robert Hope and Centennial outdoor pools, and Routley and Sun Valley wading pools, as well as for youth sport and social drop-ins. Those who want to secure their spot can continue to pre-register, and drop-ins are permitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Drop-in public skating at the PCCC is scheduled to begin Aug. 16.
Any drop-in fees may be paid on-site, and One City passes may be purchased on site during scheduled drop-in times or online at portcoquitlam.ca/register.
Drop-in rates for outdoor swimming are only $2 per person, and wading pool visits are free. Pool information can be found at portcoquitlam.ca/pools.
Information on all Youth activities are posted at pocoyouth.com.
Fitness classes will continue to require pre-booking for the time being. Class schedules can be found at portcoquitlam.ca/fitness.
Other drop-in activities available to residents include:
- Spray parks at Castle and Sun Valley Parks, and spray features at Lions Park,
- Outdoor tennis and sport courts (see the Facilities & Amenities link at portcoquitlam.ca/recreation), and
- More than 271 hectares of park and trails open dawn to dusk (see portcoquitlam.ca/parks).
Residents are encouraged to monitor portcoquitlam.ca/restart for information as programs and services are gradually reintroduced over the summer and fall. All City reopening plans may be adjusted to reflect any new guidance from the Provincial Health Office.
A health screen is no longer required when visiting City facilities. While masks are no longer required indoors, they continue to be recommended for those age 12 and older who are not fully vaccinated.
Manager of Communications & Administrative Services
City of Port Coquitlam